Hans Nordgren

Hans N.

Manitou Springs, CO
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Complete your project and learn skills along the way! I have spent my life around construction and the last few years focusing on fine wood work, such as trim, cabinetry, and furniture. While I certainly don't know everything, I can help walk you through many fundamental processes.
- Safely use and wisely choose the correct power tools for your wood projects
- Techniques for building cabinets and drawers
- How to install trim and wood work
- Finishing your wood product

About Hans N.

Hello there!
My name is Hans and I am the quintessential do-it-
yourselfer. I’ve loved woodworking for about 20 years now and have finished my first tiny house on wheels (see photos below). It's a beauty if I do say so myself. Before I devoted full time to the design and completion of the tiny house, I apprenticed under an expert cabinet builder and trim carpenter to hone my skills in the trade. My ideal student may be somewhat or completely new to woodworking and wants to dive in with their first project. Maybe you have already gotten your hands dirty with a few projects but want to progress to a more difficult task but need guidance. What would you like to build? Whatever the case, look no further.
At your service,
P.s. I only teach lessons over the internet through the video classroom feature on TakeLessons platform. I do not teach in person at present.


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12 Reviews
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Posted May 31, 2019
L.A. Davis
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Very good instructor.

Posted Mar 22, 2019
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very informative as always

Posted Jan 18, 2019
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Hans was right on time and in some ways very knowledgeable on subject that he is teaching but I don’t think this is the class for me.He himself stated that he meanly teaches new comers to woodworking. That being said if you're a beginner this is the class for you and Hans will get you started on the right track but for me I was looking for something more in depth.

Posted Dec 31, 2018
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Posted Nov 8, 2018
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Honestly, this is just the bomb! Hans is patient and has a great outlook. I'm learning how to use new tools while working on a project. Hans makes you feel at ease and is super knowledgeable, but not intimidating. Having a lot of fun!

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Alma D.
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Excellent! All the best attributes of an instructor that will encourage and motivate possibilities. Patient and concerned with retaining the knowledge.

Posted Sep 11, 2018
Alma D.
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Knowledgable. Patient. Instills confidence. Safety first! VERY good.

Posted Sep 11, 2018
Alma D.
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Hans is articulate and prepared. He has patience and is attuned to my individual needs. It's only been my first class but I'm looking forward to the rest!

Posted May 23, 2018
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Woodwork is going to be grand with this travelling guy, always patient and thoughtful, make sure you do your homework!

Posted May 7, 2018
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Hans is a great woodworker! I wanted to hire him to do the trim work in my new house - but the scoundrel moved on me! I helped Hans do some work on the tiny house he built, he was very patient with me as he explained tool use and how the pieces I was working on fit together. He also built a beautiful bench for my new home that is extremely unique.

Posted Dec 20, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Hans is highly professional with an excellent ability to teach. He is a very skilled woodworker and has created several beautiful, unique pieces for me. I would highly recommend Hans!

Posted Dec 18, 2017

Photos & Videos

24 Photos & Videos


Tiny House Builder
Oct 2015 - Present

Nordgren Contracting Services

Designed and constructed a 24 foot tiny house on wheels. This project drew on my skills in: - Architecture - Metal work - Framing - Windows and Siding - Metal Roofing - Cabinetry - Trim Carpentry - Carpentry Design and Function - Wood Floors - Interior Carsiding - Decking - Closet Systems

Trim Carpenter
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017

Graybear Construction

The position served to hone my skill set in fine trim carpentry and cabinetry. It equipped me to finish the tiny house at an even more experience and excellent level.


Elementary Education with Middle School Math Emphasis
Aug 2008 - May 2013

Washburn University

General Education
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Shawnee Heights High School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Middle School Mathematics (grades 5-8)
Aug 2013

Kansas Department of Education

Elementary Education (grades K-6)
Aug 2013

Kansas Department of Education

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